Microfluidic devices for rapid identification and characterization of pathogens

H. Becker, T. Hansen-Hagge and C. Gärtner,    microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany


The scientific progress in microfluidics and the technical development of microfluidic-enabled devices for diagnostic applications have led to a significant growth in industrial interest in bringing such systems into the diagnostic market. In this review, we discuss the underlying technological challenges present in the development of microfluidic devices that integrate all steps of a molecular diagnostics workflow, for example. We present a variety of examples of how different types of pathogen analyses are carried out using microfluidic chips. Different chip-based methods ...

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